Student Taught Courses
Rice began offering Student Taught Courses (STC) through the residential colleges in 2006 to provide undergraduates a chance to teach fellow students about subjects in which they consider themselves to be an expert. Since then hundreds of undergraduates have instructed their peers on topics ranging from the Sociology of Harry Potter to the Art of Brewing Craft Beer.
Student-taught courses allow undergraduates to teach and to take classes in non-traditional subjects, and to thereby supplement the Rice curriculum. These courses are labeled COLL (college courses) and are offered for 1 credit hour on a satisfactory/non-satisfactory basis. A student may only count three hours of credit for student taught courses towards graduation, including teaching practicum courses.